The Real Reason For "Bitter Explosion" After Prince Harry Row With William, Royal Expert Claims
It all started when Harry first started dating Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry and Prince William were incredibly close for most of their lives – until Harry met Meghan Markle. According to reports, soon after Harry introduced his older brother and his wife, Kate Middleton, to his then-girlfriend, Meghan Markle, the relationship began to unravel. Rumors swirled as to what happened between the two. Many believe that William didn't think Meghan was right for his younger brother, while Meghan herself has insinuated that there was a racial underlying of Harry's estrangement from the family. While it isn't clear exactly what went down between the two brothers, things went from bad to worse after Harry and Meghan's wedding, and then when Harry and Meghan controversially opted to leave their roles as working members of the Royal Family. What went wrong? One new report claims to have the answer.
According to Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers: William & Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, it all started with Prince William giving his brother some unsolicited advice. According to the author, William was concerned that Harry was moving too fast with the Suits star.
After William tried to speak with him, Harry reacted to the concern with a "brusque and offended pushback." This is when according to Lacey "the older prince turned to his uncle Charles Spencer for help." However, that didn't go so well either.
"From time to time Diana's younger brother had played something of an honorary godfather to both boys in the years since the death of their mother, and their uncle agreed with William to see what he could do," Lacey writes.
"The result of the Spencer intervention was an even more bitter explosion. Once again Harry refused to slow down," Lacey continues. While he wasn't mad at his uncle for trying to help, Harry "was furious with his elder brother for dragging other family members into the row," and the "anger and mistrust – that distance – has lasted to the present day."
Lacey explains that "for the sake of the monarchy" William waited almost a decade to marry Kate. "He had been auditioning her for a job all those years," he writes. Harry "could not help but wonder whether Wills was really concerned about his personal happiness – or whether he was, once again and as per usual, thinking about the make-up and fortunes of 'the Firm' whose boss he would become one day?"